The epitome of the NYC cool girl (having met her in person I can verify that!), Rebecca Minkoff turned out a collection that seemed made less for the runway than for the sidewalks of New York's hottest districts at night. You could step out onto the streets and see any number of 20-somethings wearing these outfits to work, to restaurants, on the weekend. Classic, easy, and effortless with that extra factor of modern style, the pieces are super covetable - I'm dying for the jacket on the bottom right and the dress on the bottom left. And of course, her eponymous bags look as great as ever.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Images via [style.com]
My first love of fashion week: Christian Siriano. Having been (and still currently) a Project Runway obsessive, I always am excited to see how far he's come since then. The modern, edgy black looks were my favorite of his collection - the different textures, fabric and separates come together so well. Such "New York" looks.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Images via [Net-A-Porter]
After recently becoming obsessed with the website Rent the Runway (when you don't want to purchase a new dress for a formal event, it is a goldmine), I somehow found my way not into the section of gorgeous designer dresses but instead the jewelry area. I have always love minimalist clothing - to my last sorority event I wore a high-necked white minidress with a pair of towering gray suede heels - so chunky, bold, sparkly adornment is right up my alley. Enter Erickson Beamon, a name I had always heard thrown around but never seen up close and is now my new obsession. The top pair of earrings need to be mine (or at least rented to me).
After a long and stressful week filled with midterms, I can say with excitement that New York Fashion Week starts today! I live across the street from Lincoln Center at home and am so sad to be at college during this week - I'm sure the shows and street style are going to be absolutely fabulous.
Some models currently running around downtown...
Images via [Mr. Newton]
Many more reviews and images of the week coming...I could not be more excited!!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Images via [J. Crew]
Sure, the clothing itself gets better and better every season, but the styling of all the pieces together is just superb. I now want to wear combinations I never even considered/thought anyone could pull off in real life. Key (read: necessary to buy) pieces: short sequined skirt for daytime, studded white and gold sweater, crisp white blazer, skinny sweatpants (!!!), off-the-shoulder boatneck striped sweater.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Images via [style.com]
If I ever were to be a designer, I think I would find most of my inspiration from Christopher Kane. I've been recently loving a whole group of British innovators - along with Kane, Erdem (previously featured here), Peter Pilotto, Louise Goldin and others; they're just so unique in their designs and amaze me everytime. Kane's Resort 2011 collection has been one of his strongest yet in my opinion - with those astral prints in vivid colors and patterns, they're not for fashion wallflowers. The actual dressing is still easy and effortless though: despite the intricacy of the prints, they come on simple, ready-to-wear garments. Start shopping - this collection could just as easily be for spring.
Images via [fashiongonerogue]
So, the last image is my absolute favorite - I was captivated by that bag and shoes. If they were the entire editorial I'd be happy, but then I found the rest of the shoot and of course it's gorgeous as well. Behati Prinsloo shot by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Turkey. What a beautiful atmosphere - the fashion just seems like icing on the cake to the place and photography instead of center stage.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
One of the most innovative ideas for bags yet - taking a clutch and pretending its a book (or vice versa...just without the actual writing inside). For their Fall 2010 collection, Kate Spade decided to create a 'Book of the Month' club, releasing a new 'novel' every month. Choosing some of the world's classics and adding that novelty Kate Spade touch, all 5 have finally been released after a long wait since August. Emma and Romeo and Juliet are now available at Bloomingdale's for $325 while the other three are still on the Kate Spade website. I own the Great Expectations one and always get compliments on it - it's truly a one-of-a-kind piece that never fails as a conversation starter. Who says you can't love fashion and be intellectual?
Images via [Refinery29]
With Kate Spade as her aunt, you know creative genes run in the family. When I saw Whitney Pozgay's first collection as WHIT for fall, I loved the quirky, insouciant feel - with ruched flowers and metallic polka dots, the pieces had a carefree yet downtown feel to them. Her new collection for summer is no less entrancing - bold stripes, tribal prints and striking turquoises (that dress second from the left needs to be mine) just add to her already credible portfolio. Find out where to buy WHIT here.
Cozy, sparkly, and just kitschy enough, Wildfox's sweaters have become my staple this winter. On days when I just don't feel like dressing up, they inject just the right dose of fashion and fun with the minimum amount of effort. The Love Potion No. 9 one is backordered in most places, but the Red Sparkle Heart sweater is available at their website here.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Images via [fashionising]
Marc by Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2011 campaign, shot by Juergen Teller and featuring Ginta Lapina and Andrej Pejic. Love the bright colors, desert atmosphere and 70s feel.
1. By Malene Birger Facsimile Sheer Tank, $198
2. Chloé Wooden Wedge Leather Sandals, $575
3. Rag & Bone Carmel Silk Trapeze Dress, $370
4. Archive 1887 Bob Dylan Letterbox Cropped Tee, $62
5. Kate Spade Essex Scout, $395
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
images via [style.com]
Classics with a preppy/androgynous/minimalist twist, Lyn Devon's new collection for spring features quirky dresses in bright colors that pop for day or night. I love the chartreuse green, dull yellow, orangey red and of course the black and white contrast. Almost like Céline, but without the exponentially high price tag. Treat yourself to an easy wardrobe here.
Creativity and innovation in fashion like no other - from wild prints and colorful textures to classic camel-colored minimalism, the style setters in this city hit the whole range. I tried to pick a favorite look but it's almost too hard, maybe a tie between the 3rd and 4th images? Je ne sais pas!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I first discovered the work of Carlo van de Roer when he was one of 10 photographers exhibited at 2010's International Festival of Fashion & Photography in Hyères, France. His images were dreamy, colorful polaroid portraits - and I immediately had to go see more. See the festival's website here or Roer's own here.
Inside the personal fashion closet of Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor of Harper's Bazaar. From the aptly named blog The Coveted, which features the inside of industry icons' closets through detail shots of special pieces along with their stories. Of course, I like the photography of the top image best - the clarity of the pool photograph next to the crisp colors and vertical lines of the glass bottles; shockingly, the shoes are actually the last thing my eye is drawn to! (Photography is truly my first love, even before fashion - hard to believe.)